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TxDOT Approves Upgrades in Lamar County

TxDOT Approves Upgrades in Lamar County

The Texas Transportation Commission has recently approved over $15 million in projects. Here in Lamar County, just over $530,000 has been approved to replace the bridge at the East Fork of Slough Creek on FM 79. ...

11/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Phone scammers target City of Paris water clients

Phone scammers target City of Paris water clients

City of Paris water clients have been targeted by a phone scam, Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said on Monday afternoon. “Water customers have notified the City of Paris water office that they have received phone calls about their water bill,” Chief Hundley said. “The caller...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

As an integrated part of any hospice team, the hospice volunteer strives to ensure the highest quality of life possible for the person living with a life-limiting illness. Each hospice patient has team of professionals, which includes a chaplain and bereavement coordinator, the medical staff...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Texas Jail Commission finds Lamar County Jail deficiency-free, in full compliance after annual inspection

Texas Jail Commission finds Lamar County Jail deficiency-free, in full compliance after annual inspection

The Texas Jail Commission on Jail Standards made an unannounced visit last week to the Lamar County Jail to do an annual inspection, where the commission found the jail to be in full compliance — meeting and/or exceeding all criteria set forth by the Texas Jail Commission on Jail...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Aldi Grocery and Wendy’s Coming to Paris

Aldi Grocery and Wendy’s Coming to Paris

In 2015 Paris will see the opening of an Aldi grocery store and a Wendy’s restaurant. Aldi will be located in the old Hasting’s building in the Paris Town Center.  City Manager John Godwin said the grocery chain is hoping to open in April 2015. “It’s a chain that’s expanding and they...

11/24/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Lakes Medical Center breaks ground; Click for photos

Paris Lakes Medical Center breaks ground; Click for photos

After years in the making and a constant wonder surrounding the proposed new development on Paris’ southeast Loop, citizens are now seeing some movement, as the project is beginning the initial phases of construction, and it appears that the years of work to get to to this point have paid...

11/22/2014 by Josh Allen
Citizens Police Academy Class of 2014 Graduates

Citizens Police Academy Class of 2014 Graduates

After 10 weeks of study and interaction with officers of the Paris Police Department, 23 citizens completed the 7th Citizens Police Academy held since 2009. Beginning on September 16th, the students attended weekly classes held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM. During the course, students...

11/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Rotary Clubs Unite for Service

Paris Rotary Clubs Unite for Service

The Monday and Friday Rotary Clubs in Paris have merged into one club to be known as the Rotary Club of Paris United, which will meet on Mondays. Rotary International is a service organization committed to local and international community needs.  With its motto of, “Service Above Self,”...

11/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Boy Scouts of Troop 11 participate in

Boy Scouts of Troop 11 participate in "Operation Christmas Child"

From left: Kris Kirby, Sam Creamer, Jacob Mathis, Nathan Jones,Seated: Paxton Roden and Steven Beggs The Boy Scouts of Troop 11 are doing their part to help fill a need this Christmas season by filling shoe boxes for “Operation Christmas Child”. These boxes are being collected this...

11/20/2014 by Josh Allen
Grand jury: 24 indicted in November

Grand jury: 24 indicted in November

A Lamar County grand jury handed up indictments on 24 individuals to the 6th District Court in November, including the indictments of Jesus Sotelo Dominguez on the charges of online solicitation of a minor (under 14 years of age) and indecency by contact and Samuel Chico...

11/19/2014 by Josh Allen
New Hope Center to raffle off 60'' television

New Hope Center to raffle off 60'' television

In order to raise funds for the growing organization that aids the homeless in our area, the New Hope Center of Paris will raffle off a brand new 60” HD television just in time for you to watch the Super Bowl on it. This $750 value will be drawn for at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 24th, at...

11/12/2014 by Josh Allen
Pay Raises for City of Paris Employees

Pay Raises for City of Paris Employees

The Paris City Council voted Monday night to approve pay raises to nearly two-thirds of City of Paris employees. One of the departments that will see pay increases is the Fire Department. Forty-seven of the department’s 51 firemen will receive a raise, those not receiving raises are...

11/12/2014 by eParisExtra
City of Paris employees recognized for military service

City of Paris employees recognized for military service

The City of Paris would like to recognize their many employees who are or were soldiers in the U.S. military, honoring them on this year’s Veterans Day. In addition to the excellent work that these employees perform every day for our city, many of them have served their country with...

11/11/2014 by Josh Allen
PEDC Board Meets Today

PEDC Board Meets Today

The board of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) meets today at 4pm at the Community Room of the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. The board will be discussing and possibly taking action on Defenbaugh & Associates response documents received from attorney Jeff Moore on...

11/11/2014 by eParisExtra
Superville, Fults win; Layton keeps commissioner's seat

Superville, Fults win; Layton keeps commissioner's seat

Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville With the 11,006 ballots that were cast in Lamar County tallied, Chuck Superville‘s (D) 6,251 votes (57.48%) defeated Mike Malone (R), who received 4,616 votes, in the County Judge race. In a tight race for the County Treasurer seat, Shirley Fults...

11/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Veteran's Day Celebration

Veteran's Day Celebration

There will be a Veteran’s Day Celebration on Monday, November 8th at the Love Civic Center. The celebration will begin at 2:15pm with Skydivers. There will also be an auction, door prizes and a raffle. The event will begin at 3:00 PM inside Love Civic Center.  The auction will begin...

11/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Voting at 100 Years Old

Voting at 100 Years Old

When Mrs. Ester Lucille Larkin, known as Mrs. Mack, voted on Wednesday during early voting, it was the 41st time she had voted in a General Election. Every 2 years for the last 82 years, Mrs. Mack has cast her ballot in a General Election. On Friday October 24th she turned 100 years old....

10/30/2014 by eParisExtra
Dr. Richard Grossnickle Addresses Council

Dr. Richard Grossnickle Addresses Council

Last night at the Paris City Council meeting, councilman Dr. Richard Grossnickle addressed Council members regarding the past successes of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) as well as the desire to move on from the “forensic investigation.” Grossnickle began, ”...

10/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Street Closures Around Court House

Street Closures Around Court House

The left lane of North Main Street and the right lane of 1st Street NW in downtown Paris around the Court House, will be closed for repairs from Tuesday through Thursday. ...

10/28/2014 by eParisExtra
City Council Sends Investigatory Report to District Attorney

City Council Sends Investigatory Report to District Attorney

After receiving communication from Captain Gregory Lewis from the Texas State Attorney General’s office saying that the investigatory report produced by Defenbaugh and Associates was deemed to be under local jurisdiction, the City Council Monday night voted to send the forensic report to the...

10/28/2014 by eParisExtra